Associations to the word «Custody»


CUSTODY, noun. The legal right to take care of something or somebody, especially children.
CUSTODY, noun. Temporary possession or care of somebody else's property.
CUSTODY, noun. The state of being imprisoned or detained, usually pending a trial.

Dictionary definition

CUSTODY, noun. A state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police".
CUSTODY, noun. Holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody".
CUSTODY, noun. (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child; "my fate is in your hands"; "too much power in the president's hands"; "your guests are now in my custody"; "the mother was awarded custody of the children".

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery